Shot While Handcuffed, Minneapolis Protest Demands #Justice4Jamar

From Revolution News:

Screenshot from Unicorn Riot’s Livestream

Screenshot from Unicorn Riot’s Livestream

Update 10:15 PM: Family members and friends of Jamar Clark are speaking over the PA, as protestors continue to hold space in North Minneapolis.

Update 9:16 PM: The police have moved their cars into a nearby parking lot, likely in order to re group and strategize an attack against the protestors.

Continuous and growing protests are going on in North Minneapolis where police shot Jamar Clark execution style while he was handcuffed. The two officers responsible have been placed on administrative leave. You can click here to watch the protest LIVE, courtesy of Unicorn riot. The shooting happened at 12:45 a.m. this morning, when police say they were responding to a “HELP” call. Local media reported that Jamar was interfering with paramedics tending to a person he was in a fight with.

 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and other activists have responded with intense and ongoing protests against police, in a similar fashion to protestors who came out in Ferguson against the murder of unarmed Michael Brown. Police have refused to release his name, but the NAACP found family members and witnesses who identified Jamar. They also lied in their initial report, saying he died during a fight with officers. “At some point during the struggle, an officer discharged his weapon, striking the suspect,” a police report said. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

Clark’s relatives, including several sisters, gathered in a room on the seventh floor intensive-care unit at Hennepin County Medical Center Sunday afternoon where a physician told them that Clark is brain dead, according to one family member. Clark was shot “in the head, execution style,” a family member said.

and quote another witness:

The NAACP statement quoted witness Teto Wilson, who said Clark “was just laying there. He was not resisting arrest. Two officers were surrounding the victim on the ground, an officer maneuvered his body around to shield Jamar’s body, and I heard the shot go off.”

A nearby neighbor posted her account on Facebook:

Protests are raging on into the night, and it’s only 8:30. Tensions are heightening.

While watching the livestream tonight, we heard people saying that police threatened a young protestor, telling them “they’ll find them afterwards.”

Jason Sole from the NAACP said, “We’ve been saying for a long time that Minneapolis was one bullet away from Ferguson. Well, that bullet was fired last night.”

Earlier, protestors occupied the fourth precinct:

Protestors have sat down in front of police cars

and have hung a banner on the 4th precinct:

Check back for updates and follow the hashtag #Justice4Jamar and #JamarClark.


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